Dr. Christopher DuCoin, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is a board certified general surgeon who completed his Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California. Returning to Tulane University in the Medical Center’s Department of Surgery is coming full circle for him, as he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and his Masters of Public Health degree from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He has a very strong affinity for New Orleans and desires nothing more than to participate in the health care and well-being of its' population. He completed his general surgery residency and was also the Academic Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Medical Center, a large, Level One trauma center, which is the only branch of M.D. Anderson outside of the state of Texas.
Dr. DuCoin’s surgical interests include: Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foregut, Advanced Endoscopy, and complex abdominal wall pathology such as hernia repair and fistula management. The foregut surgery in which he specializes is distal esophagectomy, large paraesophageal hernais, anti-reflux surgery, and solid organ surgery such as gastrectomy, hepato-pancreato-biliary, and splenic procedures. His endoscopy area of expertise is that of the foregut nature and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as Peri-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and Peri-Oral Endoscopic Tumor Resection (POET). He recently performed the first POEM surgery in the Gulf South. He is also trained in both Robotic and Bariatric surgery.
Dr. DuCoin is well published, having written 12 articles and 3 book chapters on topics including as abdominal wall reconstruction and anti-reflux surgery. He is involved in organizations such as the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and the American Hernia Society (AHS). He has served as Resident Chair to the American College of Surgeons, and currently serves on three SAGES committees, the Grant Committee and the Membership Committee.
Dr. DuCoin is also extremely passionate about surgical education and has been published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons on this topic. He is involved in resident education, training, and research at Tulane University.
Having been raised in Florida, Chris considers himself a waterman. If it involves the ocean, a lake, or river, he will give it a try. From SCUBA diving to surfing, from deep sea to fly to spear fishing, from wake-boarding to water skiing; if there is water or a boat then Chris is happy to be there. He is also an avid runner, tennis player, and cook.
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